Only the official status that arrived today was missing: Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport will continue the collaboration after having renewed a multi-year agreement (apparently for three seasons) with annual evaluations.
The partnership has set progressive growth objectives that are not limited only to the activity in Formula 1, but the idea is to expand the collaboration on and off the track.
Since returning to the GP scene in 2018, the “Biscione” has been baptized with talents such as Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi who have competed with an old marpione like Kimi Raikkonen.
The hope is to make a qualitative leap in 2022 when there will be a real regulatory revolution that should allow the subversion of known values, in a cost constraint that is determined by the budget cap.
The extension of the partnership between Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo shows the desire of both sides to continue climbing the grid together, with a fully integrated set-up.
F1 is the latest laboratory of change, and therefore a key territory for Alfa Romeo on its path towards electrification, with its pioneering hybrid strategy, sustainable technology and the continuous pursuit of efficiency. Furthermore, it is a crucial global marketing platform.
The partnership with Sauber Engineering, and its very specific technical know-how, are a fantastic resource driving the developments that Alfa Romeo will continue to transfer to production cars and special projects.
This approach has already shown that the benefits of this partnership go far beyond the borders of the circuits: the know-how and skills acquired by Sauber at the highest levels of motorsport have already been applied in recent projects, such as the development of the Giulia GTA and GTAm. .
Jean-Philippe Imparato, Alfa Romeo CEO: “Alfa Romeo was born on the track. Today we are proud to continue honoring that racing DNA by placing it at the heart of our brand’s future. We are driven by passion and excellence. Formula 1 represents a state-of-the-art laboratory for the future electrification of our range, fully consistent with our vision for the coming years. Furthermore, Motorsport offers the incomparable global exposure that we wish to exploit for a successful future. “
Frédéric Vasseur, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Team Principal: “We are delighted to announce the extension of this partnership. Alfa Romeo has been an incredible companion in recent years and we are even more excited about the chapters that are yet to come ”.
“The new regulations are giving us the opportunity to take another step forward and I firmly believe that we are in the perfect position to grow together. This relationship is also very important for our company as a whole, beyond the track: the work we have done in the automotive world has shown the extent of Sauber Engineering’s technological and manufacturing skills and we are confident that we can continue to work for Alfa. Romeo on new and exciting projects “.